Real Madrid have been nursing a huge loss ever since their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus this summer. After leading Los Blancos to a third consecutive UEFA Champions League triumph in May, the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner finally ended his stint with the Spanish giants in order to take on a new challenge in the Seria A.
Considering the huge influence of Ronaldo during his time at Santiago Bernabeu, it is quite evident that the attacker is an irreplaceable figure for Real Madrid. Yet, the European champions must find a way of coping without their talismanic forward as we enter into the next season.
It should not be forgotten that Los Blancos still have a lot fantastic players who can keep the team rolling in the absence of the Portuguese. With a new manager in place, the Spanish giants will be looking forward to attaining greater heights this season and below are 5 superstars that will play important roles in the team when the campaign finally begins:
1. Sergio Ramos
A great warrior, an awesome leader and an incredible superstar, there is no doubt that Sergio Ramos will definitely be an indispensable figure for Real Madrid when the campaign begins this season.
The Spaniard has been the heartbeat of Los Blanco’s defense for several years, producing a lot of rigid displays and spectacular performances at the back for the Spanish giants. His solidity, experience, hard work and maturity will be essential for Real Madrid to succeed this season.
Besides, as the captain of the team, Sergio Ramos will also play a huge role in getting the team together, inspiring his teammates and securing a perfect atmosphere for them to thrive.
Real Madrid have a lot of fantastic superstars in their rank and Spanish International, Isco is definitely one of them. The 26-year-old is a decent playmaker with immense skills and incredible talent, however, he struggled to get a starting spot for himself while Zinedine Zidane was still in charge of the club.
Now that the Frenchman has paved the way and Julian Lopetegui has taken over, the attacker is looking forward to integrating himself into the first team and becoming an indispensable figure at Santiago Bernabeu.
Having reached his peak while working with Lopetegui in the Spanish national team recently, there is no doubt that Isco will play a huge role under the manager at Real Madrid this season. With his immense talent and incredible skills, he could as well help in filling part of the void that Cristiano Ronaldo left behind in the team.
3. Gareth Bale
The upcoming campaign presents itself as a decent opportunity for Gareth Bale to finally step up and assume the role of a main star at Real Madrid. The Welshman joined Los Blancos from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 and before now, he had lived under the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo at Santiago Bernabeu.
Although he was considering his future at the club initially, the departure of his Portuguese counterpart has given him some hope, with the attacker now ready to take on the responsibility of leading Real Madrid’s attack this season.
With his vast experience and incredible talent, it is evident that the Welsh International is capable of becoming the main star in the Spanish capital. His incredible performances during the International Champions Cup has given us indications of what to expect from the attacker when the campaign eventually begins.
4. Luka Modric
With Cristiano Ronaldo now gone, Real Madrid will need another superstar to step up and take on the responsibility of dragging the club forward – and it could end up being former Tottenham Hotspur superstar, Luka Modric that will assume this important role this season.
Following a great World Cup campaign in which he led his nation into the final of the tournament, the Croatian is set to replicate his amazing form for his club this season. He has shown us that he is able to lead a team with his extraordinary displays in Russia and Julen Lopetegui will be ready to give him an advanced role at Santiago Bernabeu this term.
Modric is arguably the best midfielder in the World at the moment with his ability to dictate play from the middle, holding on to possession while creating chances as well as improving the overall performance of his team. there is no doubt the playmaker will definitely make his impact highly felt at Santiago Bernabeu next season.